Hima declared Brand Ambassador of Assam Sports
Hima Das is now the brand ambassador of Assam sports and has been offered a job in the sports department by the Government of Assam, declared Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal during her felicitation function at Srimanta Shankardeva Kalakshetra.
Delivering her speech, Hima paid tribute to Bhogeswar Barua and thanked the people of Assam for their enormous support. “I am where I am today because people from all religions, caste and creed united to support me,” she said.
“My father always used to say that the day someone is filled with pride, they fall down. I always keep that in mind and try to stay humble,” Hima said, recalling the words of her father.
Hima further emphasised on the efforts of the Government of Assam towards bringing out more sportspersons and making Guwahati the ‘Sports capital of India’.
She recollected memories of the past when she used to be the sole representative from Assam at National levels while there used to be huge teams coming in from other states. While she used to feel elated about her achievements, a part of her felt sad to not see others from her state standing by her side. But that changed when a team six people from Assam represented India at the Asian Games, bringing laurels to the country.
Hime Das in Guwahati on Friday